Who need sushi when feint is up?
Who call a zerg a zerg when it last more than 30s?
As you said the difference between a 292skill and 230 skills is 62 attack. Your thf/war will have double march, double minuet while a thf/rng will have quadruple minuets and will be with the rangers pt. Something tells me the difference of attack is covered here. So that point is irrelevant.
When gearing /rng, I am with :
fire staff / axe grip / culverin / the big ammo
skadi's mask / light gorget(Faith for barrage) / triumph *2
Hecatomb body (skadi's for barrage)/ skadi's hands / rajas / flame (behemoth for barrage)
amemet / bucaneer's belt / skadi's legs / hecatomb feet
There are a few upgrades possible, this is far to be perfect. Hecatomb head-maat's cap would be perfect for this for exemple.
The goal is to gear for STR / ranged attack, there is no worry to have with accuracy when feint is up(I put some for barrages tho, just in case because it would eat up a full WS to have a bad miss).
Note that I only got +8 Xbow skill merits, as my other merits are taken by dagger and h2h.
With that I land slugshots for 1400-1700, depending on how good I am with keeping distance, on bahamut 2, or 900-1100 on kirin. In the 1st case, phalanx would nulify your dagger meleeing. And in the 2nd case, the fSTR will reduce your dmg considerably.
I have never done KV, I'll admit it, so maybe you're right on this one.
Thanks for the info. My current set puts me at 258 skill with neck and waist with STR > RATT everywhere else. I know there are better pieces for those slots so I'm going to have to work toward them. That looks like a really solid Thf Slug set though, quite inspiring.
I actually have a full body racc swap for barrage lol..I just dont like missing hits.
Mainly I just wanted to see what peoples experiences with heca were. I'm going to be getting a few soon and they seem like good slug shot pieces (mainly the head).
I know a few guys that use a vulcan staff for this, but it never seemed worth the damage to swap out a dagger and either a) land a fully buffed MS or SB at the start an/or land a few solo TA or SA as well.
Do you just Feint=> Slug=> TP Wing=> Slug=> Barrage=> Slug?
I've always been partial to:
SATA+AC+HIDE+Dagger WS, Feint, Barrage, Slug, TP Wing, Slug, Solo TA as timers allow, Solo SA as timers allow (while meleeing in between).
Its always fun to see peoples eyeballs pop out of their skull when they have never seen it done before and theres some decent thf damage there on the zerg parse. Edited, Aug 26th 2009 9:25am by ThiefKiller Edited, Aug 26th 2009 9:28am by ThiefKiller